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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has become the first recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize. The writer accepted a 62,200pound award at a ceremony in Odense, Denmark – the birthplace of famed children”s writer Andersen. Rowling spoke of her delight at the honour and paid tribute to the great Dane, insisting the Little [...] Continue reading J.K. Rowling wins Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize

Author and columnist Howard Jacobson has been honoured with Man Booker Prize for his comic novel ‘The Finkler Question’. Jacobson, who beat contenders including double winner Peter Carey, received the 50,000 pounds prize at London”s Guildhall. Chair of judges, Sir Andrew Motion, described the 68-year-old author”s book as “very funny, of course, but also very [...] Continue reading Howard Jacobson wins Man Booker Prize for ‘The Finkler Question’

Sofia Coppola’s ”Somewhere,” a story about an actor dealing with the emptiness of his life thanks to his child, won the top Golden Lion prize at … Continue reading Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere' Wins Top Venice Prize

The xx scoop music’s Mercury Prize

Electronic trio The xx tonight have the Mercury Prize for their debut album xx.. . . The south London band won the revered prize ahead of 11 other … Continue reading The xx scoop music's Mercury Prize

Indie outfit win Mercury Prize

Indie trio The xx landed the Mercury Prize for their debut album xx.. . The south London band won the prize ahead of 11 other shortlisted acts at a … Continue reading Indie outfit win Mercury Prize